Counties set up committee to discuss Cayuga deal (July 12, 2007)
Two counties in New York have created a committee to discuss the Cayuga land claim settlement. The deal would allow the Cayuga Nation to have up to 10,000 acres in Seneca and Cayuga counties placed in trust. But some local...
Alaska Native corporations reach $5B in revenues (July 12, 2007)
Alaska Native corporations are generating more than $5 billion in revenues, according to a forthcoming report. The 13 regional corporations, plus three village corporations, reported $5.86 billion in revenue in 2005, according to the Alaska Native Corporations 2005 Economic...
Dental groups settle Alaska Native lawsuit (July 12, 2007)
The American Dental Association and the Alaska Dental Society have agreed to drop their lawsuit against an Alaska Native dental program and will lend their support to the program. The groups sued the state of Alaska and the Alaska Native...
Tulalip Tribes seek to improve student achievement (July 12, 2007)
The Tulalip Tribes of Washington has created a new program to help Indian students succeed in the academic world. The tribe is hiring six youth advocates who will meet with Tulalip students every quarter. "We just want to care for...
OK, so just what is the Office of the Special Trustee? (July 12, 2007)
"At the Heritage Festival, I met a man who was worth $30,000 but did not know it. To be more exact, the federal government was holding these funds for him, and it is my job with the government to help...
Race, history at issue in Narragansett case (July 12, 2007)
Members of the Narragansett Tribe of Rhode Island are seeking to introduce evidence of historical racism and discrimination as they head to trial for the state's raid of the reservation. On July 14, 2003, state troopers stormed the reservation and...
Three Oregon tribes push for land measures (July 12, 2007)
Three Oregon tribes asked the House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday to pass legislation that would enable them to develop their lands. The Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community were deeded 20...
Colorado county, city oppose Navajo power plant (July 12, 2007)
Opposition to the Navajo Nation's proposed power plant in New Mexico is coming from Colorado. The La Plata County Commissioners passed a resolution 4-0 to ask the Bureau of Indian Affairs to support the "no action" alternative on the draft...
Nebraska tribes recognized for health care gains (July 12, 2007)
Two Nebraska tribes were recognized for improving health care by the Centers for Medical Services. The Medicare "A Healthier US" bus tour stopped at the Winnebago Reservation. Officials said the Winnebago Hospital has made improvements in preventive health programs,...
Coeur d'Alene woman punished for husband's death (July 12, 2007)
Teresa M. Allen, a member of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of Idaho, was sentenced to two years in prison for her husband's death. Allen, 43, entered an Alford plea to one charge of second-degree manslaughter. She was accused of killing...
Mashantucket museum hosts powwow festival (July 12, 2007)
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center kicked off its annual powwow festival on Wednesday. The Mashantucket Pequot Powwow Festival features music, dances, stories and arts from various tribes. It concludes today. Schemitzun, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation's annual...
Lytton First Nation blocks highway for two hours (July 12, 2007)
The Lytton First Nation of British Columbia erected a blockade on the Trans-Canada Highway for two hours on Wednesday afternoon. Band members erected the blockade to protest the removal of ferry service from the reserve to a nearby village....
Native women seek end to domestic violence (July 12, 2007)
More than 250 Native women from 17 countries are meeting on the Kahnawake Mohawk Reserve in Quebec for a conference on domestic violence. According to a 2006 report by the Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics, reserve residents are several times...
Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing (July 12, 2007)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee is held an oversight hearing this morning on transportation issues in Indian Country. The hearing started at 9:30am and ran about 1 hour and 40 minutes. You can download MP3 clips below. Opening Statements...
George Joe: Navajo journalist does it the hard way (July 12, 2007)
"Growing up in a small reservation border town in northeastern Arizona, I was a C-minus student. Mom used to tell people that I barely graduated from Winslow High School in Arizona, and that the family had to hold a...
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